CIS 551 Computer & Network Security

Short Description

This is an introduction to topics in the security of computer systems and communication on networks of computers. The course covers four major areas: fundamentals of cryptography, security for communication protocols, security for operating systems and mobile programs, and security for electronic commerce.

Portfolio Building Course

No

Pre-Requisites

CIT 592 (Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science); CIT 593 (Intro to Computer Systems); CIT 595 (Computer Systems Programming)

Content

This is an introduction to topics in the security of computer systems and communication on networks of computers. The course covers four major areas: fundamentals of cryptography, security for communication protocols, security for operating systems and mobile programs, and security for electronic commerce. Sample specific topics include: passwords and offline attacks, DES, RSA, DSA, SHA, SSL, CBC, IPSec, SET, DDoS attacks, biometric authentication, PKI, smart cards, S/MIME, privacy on the Web, viruses, security models, wireless security, and sandboxing. Students will be expected to display knowledge of both theory and practice through written examinations and programming assignments.

Course Offerings
  • Fall 2021 Faculty TBA
  • Spring 2022 Faculty TBA
  • Not Offered
Course Creators
  • Faculty TBA